This position is responsible for the overall development and administration of a supportive learning environment within an assigned residential community ranging in size from 250 to 450 residents. The Resident Director plays an integral role in shaping the experience of residential students and will assist in developing a premier residential experience that expands on our rich Jesuit Catholic traditions and supports the academic mission of LMU. The Student Housing Office is committed to utilizing Los Angeles as an urban classroom to foster a supportive and challenging multi-cultural learning environment for residents. The Resident Director is a 12-month, live in position and serves in a 24-hour on-call duty rotation.
Typically a Master Degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or closely related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes
A minimum of one year of professional experience, post masters. Preferred experience supervising student staff. Experience working closely with students from diverse backgrounds in a higher education setting.
Familiarity with and sensitive to the goals of Catholic higher education in an intercultural environment
Experience dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate staff and student relationships. Effectively supervise, lead, coach, evaluate, advise, and assist others.
Understand and apply conflict management and crisis intervention strategies.
Work autonomously and as a team member
Manage budgets and other resources
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft systems.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.